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Myrtle Beach will have 800 surveillance cameras soon

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Officials say a plan to install more than 800 surveillance cameras in Myrtle Beach is on track to be completed by the end of the month.

The Sun-News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1Ql68yN) the city is spending more than $2 million on the project, which began in March. The first phase was completed in May with about 132 cameras placed along Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach police spokesman Lt. Joey Crosby says the project entered its final phase on schedule in late November and is on track for completion at the end of December.

During phase four, hundreds of cameras will be added to Myrtle Beach intersections that police have deemed high-traffic areas where many car crashes happen.

Crosby says data from the cameras won't be used to issue speeding tickets.

Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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